Obituary for Helen Hattie Rauch (McCartney)
Helen H. Rauch, 88, of Dickeyville, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at Stonehill Care Center in Dubuque. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Dickeyville with Rev. Bernard Rott officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at the church before the service. Casey Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Cuba City, Wisconsin, is in charge of arrangements.
Helen was born on September 22, 1929, in Cassville, Wisconsin, the daughter of Ralph and Appolonia (Dressen) McCartney. She married Francis Rauch on November 5, 1955, at St. John's Church in Patch Grove, Wisconsin. He preceded her in death on September 5, 2008. She worked in customer service at Kmart for over twenty-five years.
Helen was a Packers and Brewers fan and enjoyed casino trips, card playing, bus trips, gardening and crafts. Francis and she spent winters in Arizona. Time spent with family was VERY important to Helen.
Survivors include three daughters, Bonnie (Don) Stoewer, of Dubuque, Deb (Darryl) Moore, of Cedar Rapids, and Charlene (Neil) Kieler, of Dickeyville; a son, Gary (Mary) McCartney, of Hazel Green; two sisters, Margaret (Ralph) Ploessel, of Lancaster, and Catherine (Bill) Williams, of Pearl City, IL; ten grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and eleven great-great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Virgil and Fred McCartney; and two sisters, Dolores Kelly and Darlene Hinkle.
A Helen H. Rauch Memorial Fund has been established.
A special thank you from the family to the nurses, staff and friends made at Stonehill for their excellent care and companionship.